New research from Thales and the Ponemon Institute has exposed a disparity between the rapid growth of data being stored in the cloud, and organizations' approach to protecting sensitive information.

  • Businesses are clearly taking advantage of the increasing cloud options out there, but they're not adhering to their own fears around its risk with adequate security.
  • Having clearly pushed the responsibility for protecting their data to their cloud providers, it's extremely concerning to see security is not a big factor when choosing them.
  • Regardless of the Cloud Service Model or Provider, the security of your organization's data in the cloud is your responsibility.
  • It's the business' reputation that will suffer if a data breach occurs, so they should be taking more control over their security and ownership of their encryption keys.